1st century BC-AD 1st century (Imperial (Roman) (?)) gold, carnelian. Necklace with Child's-Head Pendant. This necklace is a pastiche. The carnelian beads are ancient and strung on modern gold links. The lion-head finials comprising the hook and eye clasp are reused from Greek earrings. The child's head boldly carved in a carnelian stone is set in a gold setting, which may or may not be ancient.
A NEW KINGDOM GOLD AND CARNELIAN NECKLACE dynasty xviii-xix, 1550-1196 b.c. Composed of twenty-eight flat carnelian lotus-seed pendants interspersed with globular and lozenge-shaped carnelian beads, and hollow, incised gold beads with cylindrical collars, the necklace centered by a Roman Period gold-mounted carnelian scarab pendant with a gold lentoid suspension, set with a small cabachon garnet